The Apeby Jean de La Fontaine
Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Young Audiences
Format of Original Source: Fable
Recommended Adaptation Length: 10 Minutes
Candidate for Adaptation? Not Reviewed
There is an ape in Paris,
To which was given a wife:
Like many a one that marries,
This ape, in brutal strife,
Soon beat her out of life.
Their infant cries,–perhaps not fed,–
But cries, I ween, in vain;
The father laughs: his wife is dead,
And he has other loves again,
Which he will also beat, I think,–
Return’d from tavern drown’d in drink.
The translation is in verse; a head-start on lyrics.
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